Nick Foles in; Mike Vick to the Bench?
Nick Foles ??? Mike Vick probably filed this one under “Wha, what, whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?”
Word out of Philadelphia is that the Eagles are prepared to bench starting Quarterback Michael Vick in favor of backup Nick Foles. Seriously. The Sporting News is reporting, “Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid hinted that a quarterback change would be coming if Michael Vick’s struggles continued. In the wake of the team’s 30-17 home loss to the Atlanta Falcons, Howard Eskin of Philadelphia television station WTXF Fox 29 reports Vick is likely to be benched in Week 9 in favor of rookie Nick Foles.
Although Vick didn’t commit a turnover in the loss to the Falcons, he threw for only 191 yards on 35 attempts. According to Eskin via Twitter, Reid has been unhappy with Vick continuously making mistakes on audibles and the lack of improvement from week to week.’
For the record, Foles did not play Ronald “Sunshine” Bass in Remember the Titans. From “Dream Team” to Nick Foles? Things are looking bleak in Philly, people!